MEXICALI, B.C, — The traditional Women Who Live became a "Human Loop," or ribbon, that met at the facilities of Campo Necaxa soccer field October 5.
Journeying three kilometers, hundreds of participants painted the main roads and surrounding area pink as they payed tribute to all the women who fight or have fought against breast cancer.
With a party atmosphere where joy and excitement predominated, they began promptly at 8 a.m. with warm-up exercises. Government authorities, health sector, business partners, special guests, media, civil associations, patients in treatment, and the general public, then declared themselves ready.
The director of the foundation, Patricia Pacho Ruiz, welcomed and thanked the people who work and contribute to the cause. “It's a pleasure to be able to meet on this beautiful morning, and walk together toward union and hope, fostering at all times the spirit of struggle in this painful path."
To finalize the walk, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, in charge of the Municipal President of the XXIII City Council of Mexicali, gave a speech where she expressed her joy for living with local women who add to the philosophy and values of the foundation. “I have had the fortune of never have had this disease, or my loved ones; however we know that no one is exempt. Thanks to the daily work of Women Who Live for their hard work. It is a pleasure to be here with you.”
After the walk, all were invited to go to the center of the soccer field and form the traditional human loop, resembling a ribbon. The next scheduled event is the Binational Loop Wednesday, October 9, at the border line by the House of Culture in Mexicali.